Effective Practices at HSIs

This smaller database just of HSIs pulls from our Growing What Works (GWW) database and is a resource for institutional leaders, funders, policymakers and others looking for asset-based approaches and programs that show evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at HSIs. The larger GWW database includes a wider representation of practices at nominated institutions and organizations across the country.

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Institution
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The Mathematics and Science Academy (MSA) program at UTRGV differs from other state-supported mathematics and science high schools in that the academy offers students the opportunity to complete two years of college concurrently with the last two years of high school. Actions taken with the hope of enhancing the transition: academic guidance, study periods, academic tutoring through upper...

Institution
Whittier College
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
California
Issue Areas
Retention

The Ortiz Programs were named in honor of Martin Ortiz ‘48, one of the first Latinos to graduate from Whittier College and founding director of the former Center of Mexican American Affairs. These programs date back to 1968, when Dr. Ortiz was employed by Whittier to help increase its role in meeting the educational needs of Hispanic students and create a greater understanding of the...

Institution
CUNY Lehman College
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
New York
Issue Areas
Support Services

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK  (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program at Lehman College is an educational opportunity program of the City University of New York. Inaugurated in 1968 the SEEK program targets students who have demonstrated motivation and potential for college success but do not meet traditional admissions requirements and need academic and financial assistance...

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